US Airways flight attendants approve new contract, just in time to do it again

February 28, 2013

Flight attendants at US Airways approved a new contract that wraps up some unfinished business from the airline's 2005 merger with America West. 

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA union covers workers who came from both America West and the old US Airways. They had separate contracts, and the airline had to schedule them separately.

The recent deal was approved by 80 percent vote of flight attendants. The union says flight attendants will get raises and will take effect Saturday.

However, they'll have to do it all again when the proposed merger of US Airways Group and American Airlines is approved.

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